Healing my Heart
The Lord recently healed me from the absence of my father. For years, I feared that I wouldn’t be able to have healthy relationships or friendships. I feared that guys would not want to deal with my “daddy issues.” I brushed my fears under the rug because I believed they were stereotypical.
I gave those fears to the Lord. The more I started to pursue him, the more he began to pursue me.
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you,” –James 4:8.
When you spend time with God it becomes easier to hear his voice. I can hear him clearly telling me that I am beautiful and loved. Jesus loved me before I even knew what love was.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations,”-Jeremiah 1:5.
God has been protecting me my entire life from the things I thought I wanted such as a father. My earthly father was unfit to lead my life. The anger I had from his absence distracted me from the amazing people that God purposely placed in my life --amazing stepdad, uncles, grandfather, and mentors.
Jesus is a healer.
Recently, my father called me (first time in about 2 years) as I waited for the anger and irritation to rise in my heart –it never came. I was at peace. I understand fully that I am a daughter of God. I no longer have any room in my heart for hate.
I strive to love people in the way that Jesus loves.
What do you need Jesus to heal you from? The Lord is ready to heal you, but will you let him?
I know you won’t change after reading this post or even in a month from now because it is truly a healing process. The Lord is going to do some serious construction on your heart, and take out anything in it that is not like him. In this process, there is a promise that will be fulfilled.
The promise is written. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son and that whoever will believe in him will not perish but have eternal life,” –John 3:16
Eternal life is the promise and I’m striving for eternity with Jesus. I have learned that everything else in this world is temporary.
So cheers to healing! I am now healed, free, open and ready to love
P.S. I encourage you to watch this sermon by Steffany Frizzell about the process and promise of Jesus.